Cross Country Training – Jumping Ditches with Harriet Morris-Baumber

Training Jumping ditches - To introduce your horse to a trakehner use a showjumping pole above the ditch.

In the first of a two-part eventing series, trainer and event rider Harriet Morris-Baumber offers advice on jumping ditches. Ditches appear on every cross-country course, from grassroots level through to 5* events, with the depth and width increasing as you move up through the levels. Ditches appear on every cross-country course and can prove daunting. For some horse and rider combinations, that hole in the ground can prove a daunting challenge, and they are notoriously difficult to replicate in training. Ditches that have a clearly defined edge, are not sunk…

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